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Community calendar: duluth, grayson, lilburn, snellville

Monday

Back to School summer camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. The cost is $75, with a registration fee of $35. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Call Angela Ellies or Simone Miller at 770-679-1276 or 770-985-4713 to register.

Wednesday

Southern Gwinnett Women's Connection and Stonecroft Ministries will hold a Dinner Affair to Remember luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Club of Gwinnett, 3254 Clubside View Court in Snellville. The cost is $13. Reservation are required by Monday. Call Jackie at 770-962-0289 or e-mail SGWomenConnect@hotmail.com.

Saturday

Shiloh High School will hold a 20-year reunion for the classes of 1986, 1987 and 1988 from

7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Marriott Emerald Pointe, 7000 Holiday Road in Lake Lanier Islands. To register, call 770-466-5269 or visit www.1stclassreunions.com.

The Georgia Iris Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pike Nursery Corporate Offices, 4020 Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Norcross. Members will hold a plant and seed swap. Call Mary at 770-491-8253 or Gerald at 770-437-0000.

A date-night pottery class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. The class fee is $50 per pair per class and includes all supplies. Reservations are required. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

The 34th Model Train and Railroad Artifact Show and Sale will run from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Saturday at the North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. Admission is $6, and children under 12 get in free. Parking is free. Visit www.gserr.com.

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will hold a grand opening ceremony for DeShong Park in Stone Mountain from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will include free children's activities, a giant inflatable slide, skateboarding safety clinics and demonstrations, and basketball and horseshoe demonstrations. The park is located at 2859 N. Deshong Road, Stone Mountain. Visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

Aug. 12

The Simon DTour Live, featuring Bobby Valentino, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Call 770-476-5160 or visit www.simon.com.

Aug. 13

The Gwinnett Choral Guild, Gwinnett's community choir, kicks off rehearsals for its 2007-08 season Aug. 13. The group rehearses at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 U.S. Highway 29 S. in Lawrenceville. The guild welcomes returning members and encourages new members for all voice parts. Call 404-223-9962 or visit gwinnettchoralguild.org.

Aug. 16

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will perform Aug. 16-19 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets range in price from $15 to $50. Call 404-249-6400 or visit www.ringling.com.

2007 Big Expo and Job Fair, presented by Access Payment Solutions, will run from 1 to

7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The deadline to reserve booths is Aug. 4. Call Laurie McKenzie at 770-232-8816 or visit www.bigexpoandjobfair.com.

Aug. 17

Christian comedian Charles Marshall will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available through LifeWay Christian Store in Buford, by calling 770-682-3073 or online at www.charlesmarshallcomedy.com.

"God's Man in Texas," a Lionheart Theatre Company production, will be performed Aug. 17 through Sept. 2 at the Norcross Community and Cultural Arts Center, 10 Britt Ave., Norcross. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $10 each. All ticket prices include dessert and beverages. Visit www.lionhearttheatre.org or call 770-806-0935.

Aug. 24

The Room to Read book drive will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at Boutique Armoire, 10 Britt St., Norcross. Call 770-277-5361 or visit www.roomtoread.org.

Aug. 25

The Medical Evangelistic Extension Team will hold a free health and dental fair at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at the First Baptist Church in Duluth, 2908 Ga. Highway 120 in Duluth. The event will also include a garage sale. Those interested in receiving dental care are asked to come to the church Aug. 24 for pre-screening. Call Carnes at 770-945-4171 or visit www.duluthbaptist.org.

First Baptist Church Duluth will hold a golf tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 25 at Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Registration is $69 per person, and registration packets are available online and at the church, 2908 Ga. Highway 120, Duluth. Call 770-476-3788 or visit www.duluthbaptist.org.

The Mpowerment Group presents Power Surge, a workshop for women transforming their lives, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Simpsonwood Conference Center and Resort, 4511 Jones Bridge Circle in Norcross. The cost is $95. Call Christine at 678-546-6344 or visit www.thempowermentgroup.com.

Sept. 1

Lucky Shoals Fall Sports Celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1. The event will include kids' activities, moonwalks, face painting and sports clinics for all ages hosted by Meadowcreek High School coaches. Lucky Shoals Park is located at 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Call 770-564-3060.

Sept. 3

"Playhouse Disney Live" will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Tickets range in price from $17 to $52. Visit www.playhousedisneylive.com.

Sept. 6

The Yellow Daisy Festival will be held Sept. 6-9 in the special events meadow at Stone Mountain Park, located off exit 8 on U.S. Highway 78 East in Stone Mountain. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets to the festival are free with park admission, which is $8 per vehicle for a one-day pass or $35 for an annual pass. Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

Sept. 7

The Alzheimer's Annual Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Eastside Heritage Center, 2160 Fountain Drive in Snellville. Donations, except clothes, can be brought to Eastside Heritage Center starting Aug. 30. Call Annie Copeland at 678-300-0236.

Sept. 8

A photography exhibit featuring the work of David Finewill be on display Sept. 8 through Oct. 27 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is by donation. Call 770-469-1105.

Sept. 13

Miss Gwinnett County Youth Pageants will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The pageants are open to Gwinnett County residents ages 6 months to 17 years old. The registration fee is $75 until Aug. 26. The cost after Aug. 26 is $85. Call Karen at 678-620-0885. For more information and a registration form, visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

Sept. 15

Miss Gwinnett County Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Interested parties can meet at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at the pageant building at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. If interested, call Karen by Sept. 1 at 678-620-0885 or visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.

Dog Day Fun Fest will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Best Friends Pet Care, 3390 N. Berkeley Lake Road, Duluth. Call 678-584-0999 or visit www.bestfriendspetcare.com.

Sept. 22

Dog Day Fun Fest will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Best Friends Pet Care, 1087 Johnson Ferry Road N.E., Duluth. Call 678-584-0999 or visit www.bestfriendspetcare.com.

Sept. 26

"All the Way from Magnolia Springs" will be performed Sept. 26-30 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26.95 for adults and $19.95 for seniors and students. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

Sept. 29

A Chili Cook-Off will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the special events meadow at Stone Mountain Park, located off exit 8 on U.S. Highway 78 East in Stone Mountain. Tickets to the cook-off are $10 for adults and free for children 12 year old and under. Park admission is $8 per vehicle for a one-day pass or $35 for an annual pass. Call 678-309-4285 or 770-498-5690, or visit www.theatlantachilicookoff.com or www.stonemountainpark.com.

JapanFest 2007 will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-30 at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Call 404-240-4300 or visit www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp.

Oct. 5

The Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival will be held each weekend in October at the park, located off exit 8 on U.S. Highway 78 East in Stone Mountain. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. A lasershow will be held at 8 p.m. each Saturday. Tickets to the festival are included in the park's one-day all attraction pass, which costs $24 for adults and $19 children ages 3-11. Park admission is $8 per vehicle for a one-day pass or $35 for an annual pass. Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.

Oct. 12

A Tour of Southern Ghosts will be held Oct. 12-31 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Tours will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Three additional tour days will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $5 for children under 12 years old. Call 770-469-1105 or 770-498-5600, or visit www.artstation.org.

Oct. 20

Parkview High School will hold a 20-year reunion for the class of 1987 from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20 at the Marriott Evergreen, 4021 Lakeview Drive in Stone Mountain. To register, call 770-466-5269 or visit www.1stclassreunions.com.

Nov. 13

The Atlanta International Military Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross. Foreign and U.S. arms and memorabilia of the Civil War, Indian Wars, World War I and World War II will be exhibited, bought, sold and traded. Daily admission is $6, and the cost for children ages 6-12 is $1. Call Carolina Trader Promotions at 704-282-1339.

Ongoing-General

"The Andrews Brothers" will be performed through Aug. 12 at ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $19 seniors and students. Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org.

The Viking Barbershop Chorus will hold auditions on Tuesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 15 at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The group is looking for middle- and high-school boys with changed voices. Group auditions are by appointment only. Call 770-935-6657 or visit www.gwinnettyoungsingers.com.

Auditions for the Atlanta Harmony Celebration are being held. The group meets at Greater Christian School in the main building of Campus Church of Christ, 1450 Indian Trail Road in Norcross. The women's four-part a capella chorus rehearses at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call Jeannie at 404-729-4273.